Webwire: Vodafone turns to Bombay court; Sony posts record loss

Vodafone India is requesting a Bombay court quash a tax department demand for 90 billion rupees (€1.2 billion)
 
Sony generated a record loss of 456.7 billion yen (€4.4 billion) in the year to end-March, blaming natural disasters, forex losses and slumping demand for its products in some developed markets.
 
Analysts are skeptical about plans to merge T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS, following reports Deutsche Telekom is mulling a bid for control of the latter.
 
Lynas Corp expects to commence operations at a Malaysian rare earths plant next month. The facility forms part of global efforts to reduce reliance on supplies from China.
 
Samsung has paid an undisclosed sum to acquire music storage and streaming service mSpot
 
A Dutch court has banned political group the Pirate Party from publishing ways to circumvent ISPs' court-mandated blocks of The Pirate Bay file sharing site.

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